Learning Zone

Learning Zone



– – – – – – Grade K
– – – – – – Grade 1
– – – – – – Grade 2
– – – – – – Grade 3
– – – – – – Grade 4
– – – – – – Grade 5
– – – – – – Grade 6
              – – – – – * Analyze elements of setting, characterization, conflict and plot
              – – – – – * Applies grammar knowledge in writing and editing (mechanics, usage, sentence structure, spelling) (1)
              – – – – – * Distinguish between topic, theme (fiction) and author’s purpose (nonfiction)
              – – – – – * Evidence within a text that supports an argument
              – – – – – * Features of nonfiction (organizational structures and diagrams)
              – – – – – * Main ideas, supporting details (4)
              – – – – – * Order and organization of writing
              – – – – – * Sentence mechanics (punctuation and sentence structure)
              – – – – – * Sentence Variety (simple and compound/expanding and reducing sentences)
              – – – – – * Vocabulary development: contextual clues (3)
              – – – – – -paragraph compositions (including formal letters, summaries, reports)
              – – – – – Adjusts writing to suit purpose and audience (rhetorical techniques, purpose, genre)
              – – – – – Compares stories in print with technology versions
              – – – – – Connections between text, self, and world (emphasis on setting)
              – – – – – Dramatic Literature: compare & contrast narrative & dramatic text
              – – – – – Dramatic reading and performance
              – – – – – Evaluates and revises writing to improve organization, word choice, and clarity modeled on a shared exemplar (1)
              – – – – – Identifies characteristics and purposes of various genres (2)
              – – – – – Identify eight basic parts of speech (verb phrases, word functions) (1)
              – – – – – Mixed media production and presentation
              – – – – – Oral Tradition: Mythologies, Folktales, Legends (identify common ingredients)
              – – – – – Poetry (form, sound, figurative language, structures) (1)
              – – – – – Research techniques (obtaining information) and reports (sourcing information)
              – – – – – Rules for formal discussions
              – – – – – Sensory detail and figurative language (1)
              – – – – – Techniques for oral presentation
              – – – – – Vocabulary development: dictionaries and thesauruses
              – – – – – Vocabulary development:Greek/Latin roots,prefixes, suffixes
              – – – – – Writes poetry using a variety of forms, sounds, figurative language, and structures
              – – – – – Writes stories using the elements of fiction including dialogue
– – – – – – Grade 7
– – – – – – Grade 8
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